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Upcoming Program Application Deadlines

Embodied Leadership in Donor Organizing: January 2, 2020
Somatics, Trauma, and Resilience: January 2, 2020

Apply to 2020 Programs

Announcing 2020 Programs

Our programs develop embodied leadership, increasing vision, coordination, and connection. gs supports movement leaders and supporters to vision new possibilities and achieve powerful collective action towards freedom and liberation.

Learn more about our 2020 Programs

Get Centered

Come together to be a part of our Get Centered: Grassroots Fundraising Program that will take place in Spring 2020.

This will be an opportunity to get centered in action as we practice embodied donor organizing! Participants will be asked to make a donation to gs that is significant to you and aim to bring in at least three additional donations from friends/family or by calling past gs grassroots donor lists. We will provide resources and materials, and create opportunities to come together with one another to practice in community. There will be zoom calls to support your fundraising.

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Somatics & Resilience

Somatics & Resilience

This course in the Embodied Leadership series focuses on our inherent resilience and that of our communities. We’ll learn about the impact of trauma and oppression–and how we can recognize this in ourselves, our teams and organizations, and in our communities. Most of us and the people we work with have experiences that deeply impact our sense of safety, connection to others, belonging and dignity. The symptoms of these experiences (lack of trust; a sense of shame; need to prove, protect, defend or dissociate) tend to last long after the experience is over. When we have been hurt in significant ways, our survival strategies are strong—we can try to manage them, but unless we transform them, they will take over when we are under pressure. Often then, our actions and our values, how we want to love and how we react, don’t line up. Somatics is a great way to address and change this.

Dates:
TBD (Not Active 2020)
Location:
TBD (Not Active 2020)
Deadline:
TBD (Not Active 2020)
Learn more about this course

About This Course

You will learn to:

  • Recognize the impact of trauma and oppression in our minds, hearts, bodies and relationships as well as  in our communities and organizations;
  • Connect with your (and others) inherent resilience and learn how to practice it on purpose;
  • See that our survival reactions have an important purpose, even when they may cause havoc now.  And, learn practices to appreciate and transform them;
  • Connect with your ability to heal, and invite others to heal;
  • Understand the purpose of shame and how to transform it to dignity;
  • Discover new ways to create more safety, connection and dignity, for you and your folks;
  • Connect healing and leadership, organizing and resilience to make our movements more powerful.

Embodiment of somatics takes time—includes days in training, daily practice, good models, and individualized support. You can think of somatics more like a martial art than a theory and/or a set of “tools.” The Embodied Leadership course is an entry-point to this transformation, the beginning or continuation of the marathon rather than the completion of the sprint. For folks interested in developing competence in gs methodology, somatic transformation, offering somatics through teaching or as a practitioner, we invite you to talk with generative somatics after your first year of training to design a learning path.

Is This Course for Me?

Coming soon.

Course Details

This course is currently not active. 

No prerequisites.

This course is currently not active. 

Be the first to know when the course and application are available again by signing up for our e-news. Contact development@generativesomatics.org

This course is currently not active.

Be the first to know when the course and application are available again by signing up for our e-news. Contact development@generativesomatics.org

We are committed to making sure that money is not a barrier to participation. We are committed to economic justice and to challenging white supremacy, capitalism, ableism, and all systems of oppression in every aspect of our work. As part of that, we have a commitment to making our programs accessible and affordable to poor and working class people and people of color who are on the frontlines of social and environmental justice movements.

Thank you for your interest & for all the ways you support us!

Please consider making a donation to us for the sake of making our programs accessible to innovative movement leaders, to poor and working class communities, and communities of color. All donations go a long way for us and no amount is too small to have an impact.

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Get involved with Transformative Resourcing—an embodied and values-aligned way to contribute and fundraise. 

We bring a deep, pragmatic, and actionable approach to embodied transformation for movement leaders and formations.

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